In 1998, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, accepted a donation of their first six alpacas. Since then, the award winning herd has grown to 63 alpacas raised for sales, breeding and fiber production.
The fiber program has grown from frequent small group gatherings of learning how to spin, weave, felt and knit to having fiber working sessions every Tuesday evening and providing both simple and intensive fiber workshops for learning and improving skills.
Handmade alpaca garments
The garments made by Sisters of Providence, volunteers and friends are sold at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and in The Gift Shop at Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. The proceeds from the alpaca items help pay for food and routine vet care for the alpacas.
Items for sale
All scarves and hats made at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice contain 100 percent alpaca fiber from the Sisters of Providence alpacas. Alpacas come in 16 natural colors. Some items are made from handspun alpaca yarn. A photo of the alpaca(s) from which the garment was made comes with each item sold.
Also see these items and more in our Etsy shop!